Mark Tapio Kines is not Spock. He is not even a Trekkie – though you wouldn’t know it by his resume.
Although he recently authored and hosted lynda.com’s first-ever screenwriting course, Mark’s professional past is eerily full of Trek connections.
As a writer/director, his first feature film starred TNG’s own Wil Wheaton. As a copywriter, he has provided original Blu-ray content for literally every Star Trek movie in existence. As Art Director at Paramount Pictures’ online division, he oversaw the official Star Trek website for years. And at the beginning of his career, he was the graphic designer on an interactive documentary about the Titanic – narrated by Patrick Stewart. Mark still hopes you will remember him as a filmmaker, first and foremost.
And for the record, he has never met Leonard Nimoy.